Coventry City of Culture 2021

Black History Month at Coventry College

Black History Month at Coventry College

We’re taking time to learn about Black history, heritage and culture this month. Engaging with stories from the past, acknowledging where we’re at and looking at how we can create a better future together. 

This month is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years.

Ash Boon, Involvement & Engagement Coach said, “The College has a proud history of celebrating diversity and this month is no exception”.

“Covid may have limited the type of activities we usually plan, but we are holding an inspirational gallery with over 50 celebrity profiles, including Astronaut Mae Jemison and Chef Mariya Russell.”

“Our Digital & Creative Arts students have produced some amazing work including a video of our Level 2 Performing Arts students performing the Rosa Parks speech from the Alabama Freedom March – March 25, 1965 and a time lapse video of our Level 3 Performing Arts students celebrating 100 British black heroes with a voice over by our Level 3 students reciting Philis Wheatleys ‘A farewell to America’ who was born around 1753 and was the first black poet in America to publish a book.”